Below are links to community resource directories as well as specific websites for mental health and crisis resources. If you are in need of community or mental health resources during school closures, please email me at email@example.com and I will work to connect you with appropriate assistance.
General Community Resources:
NC211 online or hotline help: this is a link to numerous online resources available for things including financial assistance, food, healthcare, mental health, employment, etc. You can also access this resource through their hotline by dialing 211
WSFCS Student Meal Info: information about where to get student meals during the school closures
Governor Cooper's changes to Unemployment Benefits: If you have been laid off or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19 you may now be eligible for unemployment benefits. People who want to apply for unemployment benefits can call 888-737-0259 or go online to www.des.nc.gov. The online application site is always available, but the phone line is only open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Hospital Behavioral Health Resources:
The Call Center Team at Novant
The Call Center Team is a 24-hour, seven days a week service provided by Novant Health Forsyth Behavioral Health to help people with mental health or substance use crises in the community. The Call Center is staffed with skilled mental health professionals uniquely equipped to provide front-line mental health care when and where it is most needed. The services include:
- Telephone assessment.
- Face-to-face evaluation or same-day appointments at the Crisis Center from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Educational services for crisis prevention.
Contact the Call Center Team 1-800-718-3550
Other Mental Health Resources:
Mental Health Online Screening Tools: From the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, these online screening tools include a parent screening for use with children under the age of 11 and a youth screening for use with children age 11-17. The screeners can be a tool in determining whether you need to seek mental health assistance for your child/adolescent. There are also self-screening tools for adults.
Online Support Groups: this website allows you to register for many different types of online support groups (most appear to be free). Topics include things like: parenting, stress and anxiety, mental health, eating disorders, caregivers and many others